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U.S. Army Spc. David Walls, of Warren, Mich., Mine Detection Dog Handler, 49th Engineer Detachment, oversees Sergeant Homer, a mine detection dog, as he performs a mine-proofing sweep at the Russian Grain Silo Combat Outpost, Kandahar, Afghanistan. The COP is the intended site of a 10 mega-watt power plant that will provide electricity to the western side of Kandahar. Walls and Homer are deployed to Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan. (ISAF photo by TSgt Samuel Padilla/released)

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Francisco Garcia, a 22-year-old Army veteran, was shot to death in Los Angeles early Sunday during a dispute at a homecoming party celebrating his return from Afghanistan. (KCAL 9)

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ON POINT HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan -Cpl. Bryan Manthey, Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 7, and a dog named Zzisko rest during a patrol near Garmsir, Afghanistan, July 5. Manthey and his military working dog were searching for improvised explosive devices.

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U.S. Army Spc. David Walls, of Warren, Mich., Mine Detection Dog Handler, 49th Engineer Detachment, oversees Sergeant Homer, a mine detection dog, as he performs a mine-proofing sweep at the Russian Grain Silo Combat Outpost, Kandahar, Afghanistan. The COP is the intended site of a 10 mega-watt power plant that will provide electricity to the western side of Kandahar. Walls and Homer are deployed to Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan. (ISAF photo by TSgt Samuel Padilla/released)

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The crew of a B1-B Lancer flying combat air support during a mission in Afghanistan mistook American soldiers on the ground for enemy fighters and mistakenly fired upon the group, killing them where they stood. (u.s. air force)

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American advisers have aided the ANA program, offering training on weapons, as Afghanistan prepares for the U.S. withdrawal. (Photo by Valerie Plesch / Special to The Washington Times)

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exit strategy: Afghanistan faces the prospect of an uncertain future — for both its security and its economic health — as the last U.S. Marines prepare to return home from America's longest war. (associated press)

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Major Gen. Sayed Malouk, the Afghan National Army's 215th Corps commander, looks beyond the perimeter of Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, Oct. 27, 2014. The United States Marine Corps ended their operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, and transferred the base to the ANA.

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Brigadier Gen. Daniel D. Yoo, commanding general, Marine Expeditionary Brigade – Afghanistan, speaks with Maj. Gen. Sayed Malouk, the commander of the Afghan National Army’s 215th Corps, about the perimeter of Camp Leatherneck, Oct. 27, 2014. The United States Marine Corps ended their operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, and transferred the base to the ANA.

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Brigadier Gen. Daniel D. Yoo, left, commanding general, Marine Expeditionary Brigad ; Afghanistan, and Sgt. Maj. Doug Berry Jr., sergeant major, MEB-A, exit a UH-1Y Huey following their landing at Kandahar Airfield in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Oct. 27, 2014. The Marine Corps ended operations in Helmand province and transferred Camps Bastion and Leatherneck to the Afghan National Army.

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Marine Corps and Royal Air Force helicopters fly in formation after departing Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, Oct. 27, 2014. The Marine Corps ended operations in Helmand province and transferred the base to the Afghan National Army.

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Brigadier Gen. Daniel D. Yoo, commanding general, Marine Expeditionary Brigade; Afghanistan, waves goodbye to Maj. Gen. Sayed Malouk, the Afghan National Army's 215th Corps commander, prior to departing Helmand province, Oct. 27, 2014. The United States Marine Corps ended their operations in southwestern Afghanistan and transferred the base to the ANA.

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Marines and sailors with Marine Expeditionary Brigade; Afghanistan load onto a KC-130 aircraft on the Camp Bastion flightline, Oct. 27, 2014. The Marine Corps ended its mission in Helmand province, Afghanistan, the day prior and all Marines, sailors and service members from the United Kingdom withdrew from southwestern Afghanistan.

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An Afghan National Army soldier with the 215th Corps walks upstairs to a guard tower on the perimeter of Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, Oct. 27, 2014. The United States Marine Corps ended their operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, and transferred the base to the ANA.

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Brigadier Gen. Daniel D. Yoo, commanding general, Marine Expeditionary Brigade – Afghanistan, speaks with Maj. Gen. Sayed Malouk, the commander of the Afghan National Army’s 215th Corps, about the perimeter of Camp Leatherneck, Oct. 27, 2014. The United States Marine Corps ended their operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, and transferred the base to the ANA.

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Marines and sailors with Marine Expeditionary Brigade; Afghanistan load onto a KC-130 aircraft on the Camp Bastion flightline, Oct. 27, 2014. The Marine Corps ended its mission in Helmand province, Afghanistan, the day prior and all Marines, sailors and service members from the United Kingdom withdrew from southwestern Afghanistan.

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Ashraf Ghani, Afghanistan's new president, has said his administration will focus on the underlying causes that lead to corruption in Afghanistan and not solely the symptoms of corrupt activity, a commitment likely to be tested early by the Obama administration decision to disband the corruption task force. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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John F. Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 10, 2014, before the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa hearing on Examining U.S. Reconstruction Efforts in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Afghanistan's security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack, targeting an Afghanistan's National Army convoy on the outskirts of Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province, Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. The suicide bomb killed several Afghan security force troops Saturday as a roadside bomb in Afghanistan's eastern Khost province killed a district police chief, authorities said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks, but the Taliban have step up assaults against both Afghan and foreign forces across the country as most international troops are preparing to withdraw at the end the year. (AP Photo/Abdul Khaliq)

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Soldiers with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 321st Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 18th Fires Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, fire 155 mm rounds using an M777 Howitzer weapons system, on Forward Operating Base Bostick, Afghanistan, 2009. (U.S. Army)